Pak becomes chilled by Jaishankar’s comments about relations with America, begins to give notice about diplomatic introspection
While interacting with Indian-Americans in Washington on Sunday, Jaishankar had said the US’s ties to Pakistan are “not doing any good” for either country.
Islamabad. Pakistan Tuesday rejected “unsolicited comments” by Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar about Islamabad’s ties to the US, saying relations between the two countries are important for peace in the region. While interacting with Indian-Americans in Washington on Sunday, Jaishankar had said the US’s ties to Pakistan are “not doing any good” for either country. He also questioned the Biden administration’s approval of a $450 million financing package for the F-16 fighter jet. Pakistan’s foreign ministry has issued a statement in response to questions from the media about Jaishankar’s “unsolicited comments”.
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“India is urged to respect the basic standards of intergovernmental relations and to refrain from commenting on the bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan,” the statement said. India also needs a serious introspection of its diplomacy. The State Department has also said that relations between Pakistan and the US have become stronger and more multifaceted in recent months, and that bilateral relations and contacts between the citizens of the two countries are further strengthening them. “Both countries are engaged in constructive efforts to maintain regional peace and security,” the foreign ministry said.
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